Writ Petitions

Writ Petition
Writ Petition

A writ petition is an order or direction authorized by the High Court or Supreme Court for a public office holder to do or not to do an act.
There are five types of writ namely:

  • Writ of habeas corpus:
    If a person is illegally committed by a government officer or a public authority,
    the Court can order to release him and summon the detained person.
  • Writ of QuoWarranto:
    Quo Warranto is only for Public officers to investigate the legality of a claim which he or she is not entitled to do.
  • Writ of Mandamus:
    If the public officials do not perform the duties for which they are bound,
    the Court can order to perform their legal duties.
  • Writ of Prohibition:
    If the Lower Courts or government entity uses their powers beyond their jurisdictions,
    the High Court or Supreme Court may order them to stop doing the said act.
  • Writ of Certiorari:
    If a legal error is believed to be committed, the writ of Certiorari is issued by the High Court or Supreme Court to Lower Courts or a government work of entity to transfer a different problem to the higher courts.
  • In case of abuse of fundamental rights, a writ petition can be filed against the state,
    government agencies, and private authorities discharging public functions.
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